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Senior Laboratory Technologist I, Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology (I-GHHE) AtThe American University in Cairo |biology, chemistry, biotechnology, environmental science/engineering Vacancy

 Senior Laboratory Technologist I, Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology (I-GHHE) AtThe American University in Cairo |biology, chemistry, biotechnology, environmental science/engineering Vacancy


Senior Laboratory Technologist I, Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology (I-GHHE) AtThe American University in Cairo |biology, chemistry, biotechnology, environmental science/engineering Vacancy


Job description

Reports to: Laboratory Manager


Purpose: The senior lab technologist will be responsible for the operations and the maintenance of different types of analytical equipment in the two environmental assessment of risks and toxics on health (EARTH) laboratories, with the flexibility to participate in other I-GHHE activities associated with environmental and occupational health outcomes and monitoring. The job holder is responsible for setting up and supervising the analytical equipment, sample collection, which may require field work, providing the necessary support for (faculty, staff, graduate students, researchers, teaching assistants, and external clients) including supervising the installation operation and maintenance of lab equipment, setting up and managing the equipment operation schedule, organizing work flow, ensuring lab safety and represent the department in university and school events. They may also be required to teach/train personnel and students through workshops, laboratory exercises, and symposia.



Principal Accountabilities:  


Ensuring assigned labs’ readiness for any technical task within its predetermined mission

Operating and maintaining all assigned labs’ assets with proficiency in:

Fume hoods and calibration and maintenance

Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)

Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP)

Metabolic oven

Aching furnace

Personal environmental monitors (Calibration, data retrieval and analyses)

Assorted bench-top equipment (pH meters, spectrometers, auto pipettes)

Running trials of the work to establish protocols, particularly those associated with environmental and personal monitoring

Setting up, conducting, and explaining to all users experiments and protocols in the assigned labs

Supporting the instructors and researchers in laboratory analyses, and fieldwork

Assisting faculty lab supervisors in the development of lab manuals and procedures

Facilitating the projects/research endeavors of the graduate students within the department, other SSE departments and external collaborators, as well as researchers and professors in their research activities/grants and ESS Services may include:

Consultation on best practices in sample collection and integrity

Analyses on a per/sample basis for internal and external clientele

Method development in collaboration with internal and external partners

Training towards capacity building on funded projects

Staying up to date and reporting to lab faculty supervisors on new/required developments in fields related to the assigned labs

Procuring consumables/simple supplies from local market vendors, and performing any required market survey

Contacting the vendors to get price quotations for any required items

Maintaining an updated inventory of all lab items (equipment, devices, tools, consumables)

Organizing the workflow to ensure smooth operation of the lab in supporting instructors, students, and course requirements, while maintaining proper inter-lab relations

Continuously training students and users external to I-GHHE to maintain competency in using sharable labs assets

Carrying out various manual tasks using manual tools

Ensuring safe and clean working environment within the assigned labs and their premises, in coordination with the AUC “Health and Safety” department

Applying safety regulations/precautions, safe work practices, and immediately report any safety violation incident/condition or potential hazards

Monitoring first aid kits, fire-fighting equipment and safety gears in coordination with the AUC “clinic” and “Health and Safety” department

Attending and assisting workshops to which they are assigned

Assisting in recording and/or calculating lab protocols for training tutorials

Conducting revision, review, and/or standard protocols to optimize efficiency of analyses

Reporting a daily attendance status for his subordinates/himself

Perform any other related tasks assigned

 


Requirements:


Minimum Education Requirement: 


BSc in biology, chemistry, biotechnology, environmental science/engineering or related field


 MSc in one of these disciplines is a definite plus


Experience:


At least five years of experience in a related field


Skills:


Very good command of English and Arabic (Spoken and written)

Ability to handle various analytical equipment, varied instrumentation for collection, including best practices in laboratory safety and hazard control. Advanced knowledge of computers, software, and network concepts in equipment automation and data collection is highly desirable

Good background about contemporary methodologies, peer-reviewed literature and practical translation of new methodologies

Good troubleshooting and fault isolation skills

Good communication, interpersonal skills and analytical skills

Time management and planning skills

Can perform under pressure and within a team

Ability to train other staff, students and faculty


The position is open until July 25, 2021


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